International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 77

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of social media on undergraduate students’ achievement and interest in chemistry in the North-central geo-political zone of Nigeria

K. Victoria Fatokun
  • K. Victoria Fatokun
  • Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, Faculty of Natural and Applied Science, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 18 March 2019
  •  Accepted: 09 April 2019
  •  Published: 30 April 2019


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